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The Cuillin

By pfheyes  
Our plan was to drive to Skye, hire a mountain guide and play on the alpine-like ridges of the Cuillin for a couple of days, and generally pretend to be the grizzled mountaineers that we plainly are not.

I packed my camera, hoping to get an atmospheric shot (or ten) of the sun kissed ridge wreathed in mist. With a mountaineer scrambling on it. Wearing a red jacket. Wink

The weather had other plans and was your more typical Skye conditions ... rain, rain, rain, rain and rain. We downgraded our grizzled mountaineer plans and opted for a couple of the easier routes up Bruach Na Frithe and Bla Bheinn. No visibility. No dramatic ridge images.

The Sligachan Hotel and it's vast single malt selection provided some compensation, and there was a brief lull in the weather early in the morning we were due to head back down South. This image was take a few hundred yards from the hotel. I'm glad I brought my midge net. Wink

Have a great weekend.


Tags: Landscape and travel

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dwarf 14 52 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 2:46PM
beau6iful water and the light on the hills is lovely dorothy
claret 18 49 England
8 Aug 2008 2:54PM
Best laid plans, eh Pete! Managed to scale the north face of Pendle when we were 'home' last week.
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 3:54PM
Thanks both (and all).

LOL Iain, don't you believe it. We're suckers for punishment though, and are talking about a second attempt next year. We have unfinished business with the Cuillin. Smile

jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
8 Aug 2008 4:24PM
Super composition and capture.
kinfatric 17 550 9 Scotland
8 Aug 2008 5:11PM
sounds as though you had a wonderful time, still producing cracking images I see. Haste ye back as the saying goes.
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2008 6:36PM
Always a shame when you travel to such spectacular scenery and thw weather doesn't play ball. Still, I would be well pleased with this. Well worth a look large as I didn't notice the wisps of cloud hugging the distant mountains on the smaller version Smile
A good image Pete, I'm sure Sandy's supply of single malt kept your spirits up, did you try the haggis at the hotel?

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 8:50PM
Thanks all. Smile

Hi Dougie - I didn't indulge in the haggis at the hotel, but I did manage to have some during my stay (while visiting Portree).

jaktis 18 84 Sweden
11 Aug 2008 9:31AM
A lovely capture of the water and an excellent background light

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 9:29AM
Many Thanks Peter

lobsterboy Plus
18 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 1:40PM
100 yards from the hotel!!?? where's the effort, where's the comitment - this is not the peedeephoto we know and love! At the very least I would have expected a 10mile hike to this.

But what a great shot anyway - see I told you that you didn't need to all the climbing malarkey to get a good shot Wink
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 1:43PM
LOL Chris, fatherhood is obviously making me go soft.... Smile

Thanks for dropping by ... hope you're well!

flyingseale 15 400 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 7:00PM
Even though the weather wasn't good, you still managed to get a lovely atmospheric shot.

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Cheers Mike

BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
18 Aug 2008 8:47AM
Have a well deserved RC, Pete. Well done for sticking with it despite the deluge!
All the best,
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2008 10:22AM
Thanks muchly, Bill. 'Tis appreciated!

CathyI 17 344 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 12:05PM
Well worth the wait, Pete! Classic mountain image with all the elements and great light/shadow on the Cuillin.

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